Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Transit Connect


Vehicles Affected: Nearly 370 model-year 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans manufactured between March 1, 2014, and May 15, 2014

The Problem: The affected vehicles may have a brake reservoir cap that does not have the required text advising owners which brake fluid the vehicle uses. This could result in someone adding the wrong brake fluid, causing damage to the brake system seals and, in turn, brake fluid leaks; this could lengthen stopping distances and increase the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Ford notified owners on July 14, and dealers will replace the brake reservoir cap with the correct one for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Ford at 800-392-3673, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.


Goes to show that no one reads the owners manual.

This reminds me 20 years ago when my state started doing emission testing they would also test the gas cap, of course it always failed, they charged you $15 for a new gas cap but $35 labor charge to install the gas cap. When you complained about the labor charge they said $35 is their minimum labor charge.

I really miss the floor air vents
The heater and vent controls that worked with a cable.
The metal dashboards where a magnet of The Virgin Mary could be used there.

I had a thought a while back regarding the fuel type advisory on your vehicle and the consequence if a manufacturer put unleaded instead of diesel.

But, that would have been noticed quickly.

And, honestly how many do read their owners manual.

I actually read all of mine from cover to cover a year after I bought my vehicle. I did read certain chapters on operation and fluids, maintenance. But it's a long read, a couple hundred pages, a Mills and Boon novel.

When I bought the vehicle I was in Melbourne and had to drive near Darwin.

I struck the deal for my pickup on a Wednesday afternoon, pick upped the vehicle Friday morning and had to be at work the Monday.

So, my first drive used a huge chunk of my servicing interval.

@BigAl - I read important stuff like maintenance routines, how the traction/stability control works and activation settings. I also looked at tow/haul specs, tire ratings , tire pressures etc.

In all the years I have owned new cars and trucks, I have never had to even look at the cap or cover of the master cylinder ! not to mention most of them are now almost clear, and you can see if the fluid is where it should be! So unless there is a leak, why is this a problem? Slow news day at PUTC?

Woppie Ding Dong

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